Do A Spouse’s Stocks Earnings Get Divided Equally Upon Divorce?
The division of property in Missouri is dependent upon a court determining whether the property is marital or non-marital. If the determination is that the property is marital then it is subject to division and allocation by your judge presiding over the divorce court. With respect to the specific question of whether or not stocks owned before marriage are divisible, equal or otherwise, depends on what has happened since the date of the marriage with the stock, how it is titled, in what type of account it is owned and other facts that would need to be discussed with an attorney to determine if the underlying asset is subject to division by a divorce court. Earnings from the stocks may be divisible by a judge in a dissolution but not necessarily depending on how and if the earnings were reinvested and titled.